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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are potent mammary carcinogens in rodents, but their effect on breast cancer development in women is not clear. To examine whether currently measurable PAH damage to DNA increases breast cancer risk, a population-based case-control study was undertaken on Long Island, NY. Cases were women newly diagnosed with in situ(More)
PURPOSE To explore the etiologic role of genetic variants in telomere pathway genes and breast cancer risk. METHODS A population-based case-control study, the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project, was conducted, and 1,067 cases and 1,110 controls were included in the present study. Fifty-two genetic variants of nine telomere-related genes were(More)
Automatic facial Action Unit (AU) detection from video is a long-standing problem in facial expression analysis. AU detection is typically posed as a classification problem between frames or segments of positive examples and negative ones, where existing work emphasizes the use of different features or classifiers. In this paper, we propose a method called(More)
We report a new stripe rust resistance gene on chromosome 7AS in wheat and molecular markers useful for transferring it to other wheat genotypes. Several new races of the stripe rust pathogen have established throughout the wheat growing regions of China in recent years. These new races are virulent to most of the designated seedling resistance genes(More)
Plant traits play an important role in determining plant density and final grain yield. In this study, two related RIL populations developed from two crosses between one high-oil maize inbred and two normal dent maize inbreds were evaluated for 13 plant traits under four environments. QTL were detected within population and in joint-population analysis, and(More)
Gastrodin is the major and bioactive component in Tianma (Gastrodia elata Bl.) and has sedative, anticonvulsive and neuroprotective effects. Since little is known about its neuropharmacokinetics and brain metabolism, this study was undertaken to investigate the kinetic inter-relationship of gastrodin in rat plasma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and brain(More)
To a significant degree, multimedia applications derive their effectiveness from the use of color graphics, images, and videos. In these applications, human visual system (HVS) often gives the final evaluation of the processed results. In this paper, we first propose a novel color image enhancement method, which is named HVS Controlled Color Image(More)
OBJECTIVE Glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1) is a rare neurometabolic disorder caused by glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency due to GCDH gene mutations. In this study, the clinical presentation and molecular aspects of 23 Chinese patients (11 males and 12 females) were investigated. METHODS All patients were diagnosed by elevated urinary glutaric acid and(More)